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138 weeks ago, by James
Redundancy fears in significant fall
The Q3 2014 survey by Glassdoor has revealed that the number of employees who fear losing their jobs in the next 6 months has falled from 29% to 19%. That's a massive fall, and must be good news for companies as worried employees can now get on with their work.
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136 weeks ago, by John
I guess looking at the private sector is the more reliable benchmark for any assessment of the economic outlook...
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141 weeks ago, by James
London 'most desirable place to work'
A survey of 200,000 adults in 189 countries found that London is the most desirable place to work and the UK is the second most desirable place to work after the US.

This is a survey of opinion. When the more scientifically run surveys about quality of life are published it's usually the Nordic countries that come out on top.

Maybe if you want the work hard, play hard life then London is the place. The reality for many is that it's quality of life that actually matters.
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141 weeks ago, by James
Much of it will be about dreams rather than reality. Just thinking about people that I know many move away to live the dream and come back home wiser a few years later.
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145 weeks ago, by James
Directors feeling the pressure on pay
A survey by Deloitte has found that three quarters of Britain's top companies have rethought their pay policies, influenced by shareholder pressure and, most likely with more effect given that shareholders have been pressuring for years, the introduction of a binding vote on remuneration by the government which gives them more power.

The driving force behind the reforms that have increased shareholder influence is the business secretary, Vince Cable, possibly the UK's most effective politician.
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148 weeks ago, by James
Niche jobs websites
Women Like Us is a website for women who want to get back into work but have lost their professional contacts. There are around 500,000 women who stopped work to care for their children and this is the target market. The social enterprise start up was funded by £50,000 from the Cabinet Office, or taxpayers to be more accurate.

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139 weeks ago, by John
Rant - we're never shown the true costs of government spending. That's another £50K forcibly removed from the productive economy.
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153 weeks ago, by James
Interviewing by video
PowerMeeter Global is a start up which is going for crowd funding for their platform which aims to help companies to cut the cost and effort of screening applicants by using a video interviewing platform.

Will that work?
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141 weeks ago, by John
You're probably right, there are other vital cues that virtual reality won't pick up on, smell for instance.
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154 weeks ago, by James
City of London recruitment falls
A survey by recruiters Astbury Marsden points to an 11% drop in city recruitment (compared to the same period in 2013) as financials cut costs and restructure in the wake of recent financial upheavals and scandals.

This really gets to the core of large corporate values. The reaction to scandal is to cost cut and restructure with employment as the principal tool.

Is it short sighted, or are these people being replaced by automation and restructuring is a good excuse?
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160 weeks ago, by James
Recruitment thriving
Pretty much every headline in a Google news search for 'recruitment' is positive today. Lots of stories about significant expansions, recruiters recruiting and general expansion.

Looks like it's all roses out there.
159 weeks ago, by Jane
My experience would echo that. Companies who have been hesitating about using Evenbreak have decided to take the plunge. And existing clients seem to have more jobs up for grabs. Let's hope this is a good sign!
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163 weeks ago, by James
Resume overload
Interesting article on 'Talent Acquisition Software' here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshbersin/2014/05/06/workday-recruiting-will-it-disrupt-the-talent-acquisition-software-market/

Is using software to scan resumes really the best solution?
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